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NYU Neurosurgery

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by Carbon Klein, May 7, 2002.

  1. Carbon Klein

    Carbon Klein Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    How difficult is it to get into NYU's neurosurgery residency? Does anybody know their residents? What kind of board scores are they looking for? I'm a second year at a small Midwest state school, will I have a chance, or are they interested in students from big time schools only?

    Thanks in advance.

    CK
     
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  3. Whisker Barrel Cortex

    Whisker Barrel Cortex 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    We had someone match at NYU or neurosurgery from our class at a good but not big name midwest private school this year. I don't know his exact stats, but he is a pretty bright guy who I am sure cracked at least 230 or 240 on his Step I and did well on his rotations. However, he was not AOA. So its definitely possible.
     
  4. Careofme

    Careofme Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    He was not AOA?
     
  5. mcwmark

    mcwmark Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Yeah, I know the guy. The other guy who matched at NYU Neurosurgery is from Vanderbilt.

    From what I know, getting good clinical grades and breaking 235-240 on Step I will give you a good shot.
     
  6. Careofme

    Careofme Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Im just curious (or just dense) - did you mention that he wasn't AOA because they have a better or less chance of getting such a residency?
     
  7. Whisker Barrel Cortex

    Whisker Barrel Cortex 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    Sorry for the confusion, AOA is an honor society that usually includes the top 15% of med students in a class. I was not referring to the American Osteopathic Association.
     
  8. Careofme

    Careofme Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Ahh, okay. Thanks for the clarification!

    Do you guys know if it is possible to enter a general surgery residency and then switch to neurosurgery? As I understand it the neurosurgery match has a separate early match, however, the general surgery does not. How does this work? I've seen plenty of docs (at B&W and MGH) that started off as a general surgery intern for a year and then somehow magically became a neurosurgery resident. Is the general surgery internship and neurosurgery residency matched at the same time?

    Thanks,

    Careofme
     
  9. JJ4

    JJ4 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    As I understand it, the neurosurgery residency is built in with a one year general surgery internship (that can be done at an outside location) after which the neurosurgical training begins. However, I don't think a categorized gen.surg intern can just jump into the neurosx track. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  10. Carbon Klein

    Carbon Klein Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Thanks for the feedback! I just finished my second year exams and it doesn't look like I'm going to be AOA <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     

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